Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Pausing Production for The Batman

Bianca Betancourt
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Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Robert Pattinson, who stars in The Batman, has tested positive for the coronavirus, reported Vanity Fair.

  • As a result, production for the highly anticipated film, which only just began filming following a months-long pause due to the pandemic, has been shut down again.

  • Pattinson's reps have yet to comment on the news.

Production on director Matt Reeves's The Batman has been temporarily paused again. According to a "well-placed" source for Vanity Fair, that's because the film's star, Robert Pattinson, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The news comes just days into production resuming for the highly anticipated Batman film, following a months-long pause due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Alongside Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, and Paul Dano all star in the upcoming DC Comics installment.

Though Warner Bros. would not reveal which individual on set had contracted the novel virus, the production studio did release a statement confirming that the film's operation had been placed on hold.

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

"A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused," read the statement from the company. Pattinson nor his representatives have made a statement or comment regarding the news.

Per Variety, The Batman was about seven weeks into filming before production was shut down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, evidently pushing back the film's eventual release date. As of now, Warner Bros. is hoping to release the film in theaters on October 1, 2021.

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